Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare announced on Wednesday a 10-year collaboration that will create applications to improve productivity and patient outcomes in diagnostic imaging. The long-range plan is to develop new business models for artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.
The partnership looks to implement AI into every aspect of a patient journey — from admittance through discharge.
The partnership will include the newly formed Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science.
The collaboration will include multidisciplinary teams at multiple locations. The teams will have access to data, computational infrastructure and clinical expertise.
Some early applications will address cases like determining the prognostic impact of stroke, identifying fractures in the emergency room, tracking how tumors grow or shrink after the administration of novel therapies, and indicating the likelihood of cancer on ultrasound.
AI is a hot topic in healthcare and was a major topic of this year’s HIMSS conference. The question remains how AI will be used in hospitals. This partnership will likely explore how AI can present itself in a clinical setting and to what degree of effectiveness.